The City of San Diego Public Utilities Department was recognized as a Utility of the Future Today on Sept. 27 by a partnership of water sector organizations including the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation, the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, the WateReuse Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The inaugural program recognizes utilities with proven success in innovative and sustainable management practices.

The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) announced a partnership with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) to provide science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals with enhanced leadership development and access to the countrys top corporations with interest in recruiting management level professionals with experience in science and technology disciplines.

The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo announced the winners of the third annual CAMX Award, sponsored by Ashland. The winner of this year’s Unsurpassed Innovation Award is Kreysler & Associates for its ultra-lightweight and fire-resistant fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) cladding panel system.

Just one week shy of the anniversary of a catastrophic thousand-year rain in South Carolina, Woolperts video on its groundbreaking disaster relief efforts employed immediately following that event was recognized. The video details the actions Woolpert took in the wake of the flooding in which 36 dams failed, 19 people were killed and 20,000 people displaced. The firm collected perishable orthoimagery and lidar and was able to share that information on a website and app within two days of the disaster.

Green Business Certification Inc. announced a new credential for landscape architects and sustainability professionals launching Oct. 1, 2016. The SITES Accredited Professional (SITES AP) establishes a common framework to define the profession of sustainable landscape design and development and provides landscape professionals with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, expertise and commitment to the profession.

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